The SPA is a non-profit organization, founded in 2004 by the world’s leading secure payment technology providers - G+D Mobile Security, IDEMIA and Thales.
Its membership today represents the complete card issuance value chain; from card manufacturers, through operating system and application developers, to personalization and post issuance companies.
In a reflection of the evolving nature of payment, SPA is extending membership beyond the card issuance – inviting participation from the wider payment ecosystem.
The Association provides a comprehensive membership and associate membership program – with all members benefiting from advocacy activities, advisory services and participation in its extensive Working Group programme.
The Association also provides an Advisory Councils programme, a mechanism described in its Bylaws, by which it allows participation from non-Members in its Working Groups. More information here
Thales Digital Identity and Security (DIS)
Thales Digital Identity and Security (DIS) solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. Thales DIS technologies and services authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling businesses and governments to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today. The Group provides solutions, services and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defence markets.
With 80,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2018 (on a pro forma basis including Gemalto). Thales is investing in particular in digital innovations — connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity — technologies that support businesses, organisations and governments in their decisive moments.
Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) is an international Group providing security technology and headquartered in Munich, Germany. Innovations by G+D make the lives of billions of people in the digital and physical world more secure. With its products and solutions, G+D is one of the market and technology leaders in payments, connectivity, identities, and digital infrastructures.
Established in 1852, the company achieved sales of Euro 2.45 billion in the fiscal year 2019 and employs 11,500 people. G+D has a presence in 33 countries. Its customer base includes central and commercial banks, mobile network providers, automotive manufacturers, health insurance companies, and governments and public authorities.
G+D enables secure payment transactions across all physical, electronic and digital forms. We are a trusted partner for central banks worldwide with solutions for the entire currency cycle and expertise in cash and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC). In the private sector, we combine this with a global footprint in digital and cards payment.
Further information: www.gi-de.com.
OT-Morpho is now IDEMIA, the global leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, with the ambition to empower citizens and consumers alike to interact, pay, connect, travel and vote in ways that are now possible in a connected environment.
Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Security and IoT sectors.
With close to €3bn in revenues, IDEMIA is the result of the merger between OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho). This new company counts 14,000 employees of more than 80 nationalities and serves clients in 180 countries.
For more information, visit www.idemia.com | Follow @IdemiaGroup on Twitter
About Austria Card
Austria Card is the partner of choice for payment, government, enterprise, retail and public transport organizations in need of the most sophisticated and secure smart cards and digital security solutions. The company designs, produces, and personalizes payment cards, ID cards, access/transport-related cards, as well as loyalty cards, and offers innovative mobile payment solutions as a certified trusted service management provider.
Austria Card is part of the Austria Card AG. It also comprises Inform, the regional leader in the information management and document processing business, founded in Athens in 1897.